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The Law that’s Stopping the Spread of Coronavirus Misinformation and Fraud

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

As we’ve previously documented, the internet has served as our main channel to the outside world during the coronavirus pandemic. And because of Section 230 — a federal law from 1996 that helped the internet flourish today — we’ve been able to create and access online content while stuck at home. So it’s not an exaggeration to say that without the internet, life would be much, much worse right now.

The internet has fought back against misinformation and fraud — and it’s winning.

Thanks to Section 230, online businesses were able to move quickly to protect us when coronavirus hit.

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